Marcus Scribner

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Marcus Scribner
Marcus Scribner by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Scribner at the 2019 WonderCon
Born (2000-01-07) January 7, 2000 (age 23)
Occupation(s)Actor, voice actor
Years active2010–present
Notable workBlack-ish

Marcus Scribner (born January 7, 2000)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for starring as Andre "Junior" Johnson Jr. in all eight seasons of the ABC sitcom Black-ish, before starring as Junior in its spin-off Grown-ish from the fifth season onward (also serving as the series' narrator, after guest starring in the second to fourth seasons and Mixed-ish), as well as voicing the character Bow in the Netflix animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

In 2023, after starring in films for various streaming services, including Youtube Red, MUBI, Shudder, and Netflix Scribner played a supporting role in his first live action film to have a wide release in theaters called How to Blow Up a Pipeline.

Early life and education[edit]

Scribner was born and raised in Los Angeles. His name is derived from Roman and Greek mythology, like those of his father Troy and sister Athena. Scribner also has a dog named Zeus whom he adopted as a puppy to commemorate his first professional acting job.[2] Similar to his character on Black-ish, his father is Black while his mother is biracial (African American and white).[3] His father's family is from Los Angeles while his maternal grandmother is from England.[4][5][3] He began studying acting at age seven.[6] At the time he was very shy and didn't have any hobbies. In addition to sports, Scribner took an acting class and immediately fell in love with it. From that point, Scribner took acting classes on the weekends.[7] Scribner later admitted that at the time, he was afraid of getting injured.[4] Despite that, he enjoys sports such as basketball and lacrosse and also loves video games.[8] When he was in kindergarten, Scribner hit his head on concrete while playing basketball and had to get five staples.[9] Scribner started playing the clarinet in fifth grade.[10] Though Scribner started at public high school in 2014, by early 2015, he was enrolled in home school to accommodate his work schedule.[8]


When he was 10 years old, Scribner booked his first guest-star role on the ABC crime dramedy Castle.[7] Scribner would go on to appear in an episodes of Fox's New Girl, TBS' Wedding Band and Nickelodeon's Wendell & Vinnie.[6] At the age of 14, Scribner booked his first major role when he was cast in the role Andre Johnson Jr. in the ABC sitcom Black-ish opposite Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis.[11][7] Scribner actually beat out Anderson's own son Nathan for the role.[11] In an interview with Teen Vogue, the actor explained that he heavily identified with the show.[3] Scribner was 13 when he first auditioned for the series and 14 years old when the pilot was filmed.[12] Scribner received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his portrayal of Junior in the first season.[10] In 2015, Scribner voiced Buck in Pixar's animated film The Good Dinosaur.[13] In 2016, Scribner began voicing the recurring role of Smudge as a guest star on the Netflix animated series Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh.[14] Later that summer Scribner started production on the Independent comedy Alexander IRL opposite Nathan Kress.[15] With the launch of the Freeform spin-off Grown-ish, Scribner takes on a more prominent role during the fourth season of Black-ish.[16] In 2018, it was announced that Scribner would star in thriller "Confessional."[17]

Scribner voiced Bow in the animated Netflix series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. As his name suggests, Bow is a skilled archer. Bow is also the best friend of Glimmer and She-Ra.[18]

In March 2022, it was announced that Scribner would be continuing as Andre Johnson Jr. by shifting over to Grown-ish for its fifth season, following the end of Black-ish's eight season run,[19] replacing Yara Shahidi as the lead character and narrator of the series.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Good Dinosaur Buck Voice
2017 Alexander IRL Darius
2020 Confessional Garrett Shudder original
The F**k-It List Clint
Farewell Amor DJ
2021 Ron's Gone Wrong Alex Voice
2022 Along for the Ride Wallace [21]
How to Blow Up a Pipeline Shawn


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Castle Tim Thornton Episode: "Den of Thieves"
2012 New Girl Toby Episode: "Control"
Wedding Band Ben Episode: "Get Down on It"
2013 Wendell & Vinnie Graham Episode: "Valentines & the Cultural Experience"
2014–2022 Black-ish Andre Johnson Jr. Main role
2016 American Dad! Movie Goer (voice) Episode: "Garfield and Friends"
2016–2017 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Smudge (voice)
6 episodes and film
Episode: "Kung Boov" (2016)
Episode: "The Werewolves of Chicago" (2016)
Episode: "Waltor" (2017)
Episode: "Out Foxed" (2017)
Episode: "Stick with Me" (2017)
Episode: "Family Feudings" (2017)
Special: "Home for the Holidays" (2017)
2018-2020 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Bow (voice) Main role
2019 Mixed-ish Andre "Junior" Johnson Jr. Episode: “Becoming Bow”
2019–2021 Grown-ish Guest (4 episodes)
2022–present Lead role; narrator (season 5)
2021–present Dragons: The Nine Realms D'Angelo Baker (voice) Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2015 NAACP Image Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Black-ish Nominated
2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth Won
2016 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a TV Series Nominated
2017 Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Teen Actor Nominated
2019 NAACP Image Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Won


  1. ^ Rose, Mike (January 7, 2023). "Today's famous birthdays list for January 7, 2023 includes celebrities Nicolas Cage, Kenny Loggins". Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  2. ^ "Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr". Black-ish. American Broadcasting Company. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Bergado, Gabe (November 14, 2017). ""Black-ish" Star Marcus Scribner on Being Multiracial, His Environmentalism, and How the Show Is Just Like His Real Life". Teen Vogue. Condé Nast. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Strauss, Bob (November 23, 2015). "Black-ish's Marcus Scribner in The Good Dinosaur". Los Angeles Daily News. Digital First Media. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Pendleton, Tonya (November 18, 2015). "Marcus Scribner Of 'black-ish' Talks Fun On And Off Set And How Education Is As Important As Acting"., Inc. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Chenault, Joshua (December 12, 2014). "Hollywood's Hottest New Star - Marcus Scribner". Archived from the original on January 14, 2018. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Metzger, Clarice (October 3, 2017). "Marcus Scribner". Wonderland.
  9. ^ Schwartz, Terri (September 23, 2014). "Meet 'Black-ish' star Marcus Scribner, a gamer, bacon-lover and 23 more facts". Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Jones, Monique (December 18, 2014). "'black-ish' star Marcus Scribner talks NAACP Image Award nomination". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Bryant, Taylor (October 3, 2017). "Marcus Scribner Of 'Black-Ish' Is Making Nerds Cool Again". Nylon. Diversis Capital. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  12. ^ Holbrook, Damian (October 31, 2017). "'black-ish' Star Marcus Scribner Is All Grown up". TV Insider. TVGM Holdings, LLC. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  13. ^ "Meet the New Cast of Disney•Pixar's The Good Dinosaur". The Walt Disney Company. June 12, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "MARCUS SCRIBNER GUEST STARS ON NETFLIX SPINOFF OF DREAMWORK'S HOME". LA Management. September 20, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  15. ^ McNary, Dave (July 20, 2016). "Brent Rivera, Nathan Kress to Star in 'Alexander IRL' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  16. ^ Khal (October 3, 2017). "Marcus Scribner Is Stepping Into A Senior Position on This Season of 'black-ish'". Complex. Complex Media, Inc. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  17. ^ McNary, Dave (March 20, 2018). "Marcus Scribner, Paris Berelc Starring in Thriller 'Confessional'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  18. ^ "She-Ra gets a makeover! A first look at the new Netflix series and meet the cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  19. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (March 7, 2022). "'Grown-ish' Renewed For Season 5 By Freeform; Marcus Scribner Joins Cast, Zakiyyah Alexander & Courtney Lilly To Co-Showrun". Deadline. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  20. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (March 7, 2022). "'Grown-ish' Renewed For Season 5 By Freeform; Marcus Scribner Joins Cast, Zakiyyah Alexander & Courtney Lilly To Co-Showrun". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  21. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 22, 2021). "'To All the Boys' Scribe Sofia Alvarez To Helm 'Along for the Ride' Adaptation For Netflix; Kate Bosworth, Andie MacDowell Among Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 22, 2021.

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